Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy 9th Anniversary + San Diego Trip

Last week Kevin and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary!! 

Kevin's mom was so nice to come down and watch all three kiddos while we went away for three days of fun and sun in san Diego.

We watched movies, read books, ate lots of good food, got in some workouts, shopped till we dropped, and even fit in a lot of sleep and relaxing. 

On our first day there (Tuesday) we went hiking and to the tidepools at Cabrillo national monument. Poor Kevin slipped and cut up his foot so he was in a bit of pain for the rest of our trip. :(

After hiking we went to the Old Towne Mexican Cafe for enchiladas and the most amazing cheese crisp on a tostada. I am still dreaming about it. We also walked around Old Towne San Diego for awhile.

That night we also spent a few hours shopping around Fashion Valley Mall and I finally found some jeans I liked! We ended the night with dessert at Extraordinary Desserts which was actually way too rich for me!

The next day we went to Phil's BBQ for lunch and then we headed up to La Jolla to hike and roam around. We went down into an old cave and then we also hiked around by La Jolla Cove and got pictures. We shopped around downtown La Jolla and then also drove by the SD Temple and we got Sprinkles cupcakes close by!

We ended the night with ice cream sundaes at Moot Time Creamery in Coronado and then we went back and enjoyed the evening fireside reading books outside out hotel room.

On both Wednesday and Thursday I woke up and went running close by the hotel for about 40 minutes. It was gorgeous and felt fabulous!

After my run on Wednesday we went to Hodad's for fries & burgers (or grilled cheeses) and then we headed over to Coronado to ride on a surrey with a fringe on top and explore the beach, hotel, and shops.

We ended the day with a trip to the Seaport Village and then driving around the Gaslamp Quarter before we had to run to the airport to catch our flights. 

All in all the vacation was fabulous. It was so fun to hang out just the two of us and enjoy chatting and exploring!

Andrew Turns 7!!

Lately it seems I am always behind on this blog, but I definitely want to make sure to document the birthdays!!

Today Andrew turned 7!

The day flew by way too quickly since he was in school for most of it. We celebrated this morning with an easy favorite breakfast of Svenhards Cinnamon Rolls. Andrew woke up around 7am and loved seeing his bedroom door decorated with balloons along with a giant candy #7 poster.

After breakfast Andrew hauled little gift bags with him to school. Making them was quite a fiasco since I didn't find out from Andrew until last night that he was allowed to bring something into class. When I arrived at Target at 10:15pm last night they were out of virtually everything in the party aisle so I made due with candy I had at home and a few dollar aisle items. Fortunately Andrew loved what I threw together!

After school we went home and opened a few presents, cleaned up Andrew's LEGO covered bedroom so that he could have space to play with new toys, and then we ran around a bit outside with friends. Andrew also got to watch a favorite movie on Netflix while Ryan took a nap.

Kevin got home around 6pm (with Scott) and we all drove over to Walnut Creek together for dinner and dessert at the San Francisco Creamery! Cat, Jude, and Sophie met us over there as well!

We scarfed down our dinner and then we ordered the giant kitchen sink for dessert. Everyone picked one flavor and some toppings and they made us a giant 8 scoop sundae. There was so much ice cream that we maybe made it through five of the big scoops before we were all done. It was messy!

Once we got home we got Ryan bathed and to bed and then Andrew got to open the rest of his presents and call grandparents before we tucked him into bed at 9:15. We were all exhausted by the end of the day!